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You are invited 

 to a free presentation


on Wednesday, November 2, 2022

to mark International Stress Awareness Day.

 All are welcome!



Tips on decreasing re-entry stress / anxiety

as in-person activities increase


The easing of COVID19 restrictions while the virus is still present in our communities has sparked unprecedented numbers of people experiencing stress and anxiety about returning to in-person work/school/events.  A Leger survey reports that 52% of Canadians are anxious about going back to the way life was before it was turned upside down by COVID19. 

In the past, a "return anxiety" or "re-entry anxiety" was seen in some diplomats, soldiers, and travellers when they are returning from abroad, as well as in some who are returning to work after parental leave or sick leave.  What was once familiar, normal and comfortable now feels strange, alien and/or uncomfortable.

With the pandemic we are not only stressed and uncomfortable because we are out of practice and former habits are no longer familiar/comfortable.  There are also anxieties about health, pandemic risks and protocols in social settings.   There is no roadmap or handbook to help us cope through this unusual time.  Each individual's journey is unique.   

This workshop includes:

an overview of recommended best practices to decrease re-entry anxiety
as COVID19 restrictions ease and in-person activities increase...

how to apply Stress Inoculation Training concepts for decreasing re-entry anxiety...

practice of some relaxation & self-calming strategies...

Q & A about stress / anxiety...


Wednesday, November 2, 2022

7:00 - 9:00 pm


E-mail Kathy at  for your link to this virtual workshop






International Stress Awareness Day is held on the first Wednesday of November.


International Stress Awareness Day

is a day to increase awareness of the impact of stress on us in our workplace, at school, and at home

and consider how to decrease its negative impact.


The Canadian Institute of Stress reports that those who take time daily to "be good to yourself" decrease their stress by almost half !

Hopefully you will consider "being good to yourself" everyday, not just on Stress Awareness Day.



The Stress Management and High Performance Clinic is a member of the International Stress Management Association - USA.  

The International Stress Management Association has chapters in the United States, Australia, Brazil, France, Hong Kong, India, Japan, the Netherlands, Russia, and the United Kingdom.  It publishes the International Journal of Stress Management (research articles on measuring stress at work, the influence of stress on health, and implementation of workplace stress management strategies) and promotes Stress Awareness Day.


On International Stress Awareness Day, the Stress Management and High Performance Clinic offers free presentations on stress and stress management.  Past presentations include: 

                        2022  -  Getting Out Again - decreasing re-entry anxiety as in-person activities increase

                        2021  -  Sleep Tips during COVID19

                        2020  -  Increasing Resiliency through COVID19

                        2019  -  Relaxation Spa  celebrating 40 years of relaxation training!

                        2018  -  Energy Boosters                 

                        2017  -  What a PAIN...  stress and pain

                        2016  -  Stress Eating

                        2015  -  Heart Smart Stress Management 

                        2014  -  Tune Your Brain...  and lengthen your fuse

                        2013  -  Diet, Stress and... IBS  (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)

                        2012  -  Anxiety : Dial it Down

                        2011  -  Brain Brightening :  Boost your Brain Power, and how neurofeedback (brain wave biofeedback) is used to train the brain 

                        2010  -  You and Your Computer...  a healthy relationship ?

                        2009  -  How Can I Manage Stress ?   ...and what's NEW in 30 years of stress management training at the Clinic

                        2008  -  Resilient Thinking Strategies